Integrating Asia?

The year 2008 witnessed at least two significant intra-Asia exchange programs. The first was the third South Asian Universities Youth Festival (SAUFEST) hosted in Nepal during 7-11 February by Kathmandu…

Highway Politics

Nepali politics has taken a new direction with many political changes showing up day by day. However, at least one aspect of politics remains stagnant: the use of highways in…

Cellphone and Sensibility

Cellphones are inevitable private possessions these days. Apart from being the convenient means of contact, they frequently make an equally inconvenient public presence. For example, they are nuisances to serious…

Exam Ironies

The whole year is an exam period these days. Whatever the board or university conducting the exams, students are seen panicking for next day’s papers. Naturally, there is hardly any…

Need for Coordination

Few years ago an American lady working as a volunteer in Kathmandu University’s Department of English commented with delight that she found the Nepalese students very different from those of…